Student VoicesBack to student voices archive August 28, 2013
Perspectives from the Mall: The March on Washington 50 Years Later
Journalism students from Ithaca College came to Washington, D.C., to cover the events of the 50th anniversary of the landmark March on Washington. Throughout the day, they spoke with young people and original march-goers on the Mall, trying to determine where we are as a country 50 years after Martin Luther King’s “dream”.
Participants in the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington respond to President Obama’s speech and share thoughts about moving forward from the country’s past.
Audience members from across the globe and of all ages came out to hear President Obama and other speakers’ call to action on equality and freedom.
Tooltip of related stories
More Student Voices
Tooltip of more video block
Submit Your Student Voice
Tooltip of related content
Tooltip of RSS content 3
- Five things your class needs to know about U.S.-Iranian relations
By Gabby Shacknai Iran’s nuclear program has been a point of international attention since it…International IssuesIrannuclear weaponsPolitics
- Trans fat no more: FDA gives food industry three years
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the elimination of all trans fats from the food supply within the next three years, a long-awaited move that is expected to save thousands of lives per year. Continue readingfoodHealthTrans fats
- Rikers Island announces reforms following death of former inmate
The reforms were spurred in part by the death of Kalief Browder, a former Rikers inmate who was accused of stealing a backpack at age 16. Continue readingcriminal justiceJailReformRikers Island
- Breaking down the SCOTUS decision on marriage equality for your class
Background of Obergefell v. Hodges In the case Obergefell v. Hodges, plaintiff James Obergefell argued that…LGBTLGBTQmarriage equalitySCOTUSSupreme Court
- Charleston mayor: “We are still a work in progress in America”
The racially-motivated shooting of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, SC, has spurred discussion and debate about the state of racism in America. Continue readingCharlestonraceSocial Issuessocial studiessouth carolina